Life imprisonment for rape of girl (12), Brandfort

South African Police Service

Life imprisonment for rape of girl (12), Brandfort
Life imprisonment for rape of girl (12), Brandfort

The accused Nzimeni Faniswa (34) was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Brandfort Regional Court on Thursday 12 August 2021 for the rape of a 12-year-old girl.

On the 16 November 2019, the victim was alone at home whilst her aunt went to a nearby tavern with the accused.

Unbeknown to the aunt, the accused left the tavern and went back to the house where he raped the 12-year-old girl then returned to the tavern.

The following morning, on the 17 November 2019, the victim reported the incident to her aunt who alerted the police.

The case was assigned to Detective Constable Vuyisile Salemane, who ultimately arrested the suspect, and later found guilty then sentenced.

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